|CSAP Communications Technical Assistance Bulletin: Conducting Focus Groups with Young Children Requires Special Considerations and Techniques - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention|
Keywords: FOCUS GROUPS; CHILDREN; HEALTH PROMOTION; DISEASE PREVENTION
|Preview Of Shrink Wrap Video 428|
http://www.e-focusgroups.com | Dr. David Van Nuys gives a preview of shrink wrap radio podcast 428 wherein he interviews an experienced sex therapist about the frontier of sexuality today.
Keywords: Market Research Online; Market Research Focus Groups; Online Market Research; Focus Groups Online; Focus Market Research; Online Focus Groups; Focus Groups Market Research
|CSAP Communications Technical Assistance Bulletin: You Can Manage Focus Groups Effectively for Maximum Impact - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention|
Keywords: FOCUS GROUPS; HEALTH PROMOTION; DISEASE PREVENTION; COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
|CSAP Communications Technical Assistance Bulletin: Pretesting is Essential, You Can Choose From Various Methods - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention|
Keywords: READABILITY TESTING; FOCUS GROUPS; ALCOHOL; DRUGS; TOBACCO; COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
|ERIC ED320256: Focus on Re:Learning. ECS [Working Papers]. - ERIC|
Re:Learning, a major national effort to redesign the total school system, is grounded in the belief that school renewal efforts must focus on schooling's primary purpose--to help all students learn to use their minds well. In July and August 1989, 13 focus groups were convened in Colorado for the Education Commission of the States' Re:Learning effort. The focus groups, comprised of 3 to 12 people from various interest groups living in the Denver area, met to discuss: (1) how people react to term...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Attitudes; Cooperation; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Group Dynamics; Learning Processes; Learning Strategies
|ERIC ED322628: Focus Groups: A Starting Point for Needs Assessment. - ERIC|
Utilization of focus groups, commonly used in marketing research, as the first step of program needs assessment, is examined in this report. Focus groups are useful in generating new data that have not been constrained by a preconceived evaluation format. The goal of focus groups is not consensus building, but identification of a variety of needs. A needs assessment study was conducted by a regional educational laboratory, in five locations across the northeastern United States...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audience Analysis; Brainstorming; Elementary Secondary Education; Feedback; Focus Groups; Marketing; Needs Assessment; Qualitative Research
|ERIC ED349489: Response by High Risk Groups to HIV/AIDS Educational Outreach: A Focus Group Report. - ERIC|
Twelve focus groups were conducted to determine how various at-risk groups would respond to Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) educational outreach approaches presented via print (posters and comic book), television, and radio media. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HIV and AIDS were also investigated. Members of the Ulster County New York AIDS Consortium were trained as focus group facilitators and moderators to conduct these sessions...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; At Risk Persons; Focus Groups; Information Dissemination; Mass Media; Publicity
|Listening to Your Audience: Using Focus Groups to Plan Breast and Cervical Cancer Public Education Programs - AMC Cancer Research Center|
Keywords: FOCUS GROUPS; BREAST CANCER; EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS; HEALTH EDUCATION; CERVICAL CANCER; CANCER
|Developing Intervention Strategies for Breast Cancer Screening: A Self Study Guide for Program Planners - Halvorson, H.;Coyne, C.|
Keywords: BREAST CANCER; CERVICAL CANCER; COMMUNITY PROGRAMS; HEALTH PROMOTION; FOCUS GROUPS; COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES; LITERACY
|ERIC ED381927: Report of Accountability Focus Group (Salt Lake City, Utah, February 24-26, 1995). Final Report. - ERIC|
This document reports on a focus group meeting convened by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) Board of Directors to examine the concept of educational accountability for all students, including students with disabilities. The outcome of the meeting was a definition of "accountability" and a conceptual model of educational accountability, which has its theoretical basis in the concept of the "social process triangle" and which includes three components: (1) ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Accountability; Administrators; Definitions; Disabilities; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Models; Systems Approach
|ERIC ED384453: Marketing the Uniqueness of Small Towns. Revised. - ERIC|
The key to marketing a town is determining and promoting the town's "differential advantage" or uniqueness that would make people want to visit or live there. Exercises to help communities gain important insights into the town's competitive edge include a brainstorming session with knowledgeable community members, a visitor questionnaire, a photography contest to provide photographs for promotional literature, interviews with local businesses, focus groups, a school essay contest on "What I Beli...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advertising; Brainstorming; Community Development; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Marketing; Photography; Questionnaires; Small Businesses; Small Towns
|ERIC ED337874: Conversations on School Restructuring in the Mid-Atlantic Region. - ERIC|
Focus groups are planned each year to gather regional needs assessment information on school restructuring as part of the Research for Better Schools (RBS) planning process. In spring 1991, RBS staff gathered rich, contextual data from five focus group discussions held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Newark, New Jersey; the District of Columbia; Denton, Maryland; and State College, Pennsylvania. The methodology section provides information on the selection of participants (N=27), development of sti...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; School Based Management; School District Autonomy; School Effectiveness; School Organization; School Restructuring
|ERIC ED357420: Focused Group Interviews with Principals or Designates, and Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTS), from the Blueprint Pilot Schools. - ERIC|
The Blueprint for the Future program began in 1989-90 in 20 pilot schools in the Scarborough school system in Ontario, Canada. School support teams were established and the role of special-education resource teachers (SERT) was expanded through inservice training. Focused group interviews with principals and SERTs were conducted to determine progress of the schools in implementing the Blueprint plan...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Development; Focus Groups; Foreign Countries; Public Schools; Secondary Education; Special Education; Special Needs Students; Specialists; Student Development; Teacher Role
|ERIC ED381599: Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors of American Youth with an Emphasis on Youth from Disadvantaged Areas. - ERIC|
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation commissioned a survey on environmental attitudes and behaviors of disadvantaged youth in America to identify the critical gaps in environmental education so that resources can be targeted more effectively. Phase 1 consisted of qualitative research among disadvantaged students through nine focus groups in three cities--New York (New York), Los Angeles (California), and Chicago (Illinois)...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Adolescents; Attitudes; Behavior Patterns; Disadvantaged Youth; Environment; Environmental Education; Focus Groups; High School Students; High Schools; Qualitative Research; School Role; Social Problems; Student Attitudes; Urban Youth
|ERIC ED372161: Empowerment Issues of An Afrocentric Perspective: Disempowering Racism in American Education. - ERIC|
This paper explores a facet of the organizational implications of an Afrocentric perspective in American education, primarily in public schools. It also explores, through two focus groups, the perceptions of 10 African-American school administrators and 10 teachers in a graduate education supervision class. The focus groups made it clear that the Afrocentric perspective in American education is an issue that has come of age; however, the data identified a few critical distinctions between admini...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Administrator Attitudes; Afrocentrism; College Administration; College Faculty; Focus Groups; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Public Schools; Racial Relations; Research; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED281091: What College Students Want To Learn about Contraception/STD: Marketing Your Services. - ERIC|
This paper describes a health education program developed by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin for students at a university health center. Three goals of the program, which was targeted at 2,000 incoming first-year students, are listed: (1) to increase student awareness of existing services related to contraception and prevention/treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); (2) to increase student knowledge about contraception and STDs; and (3) to affect attitudes about the prevention of pre...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advertising; Attitude Change; College Students; Confidentiality; Contraception; Focus Groups; Health Services; Higher Education; Marketing; Mass Media; Prevention; Program Evaluation; Sex Education; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED281092: What College Students Are Telling Us about Alcohol Abuse Prevention. - ERIC|
This paper describes the successful use of student focus groups by the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater Student Health Center to assess marketing strategies for alcohol abuse prevention. The focus group is a group of 13 students who met several times with a facilitator to share perceptions, feelings, and attitudes about alcohol abuse prevention. It is noted that group members reviewed pamphlets, posters, advertisements, slogans, films, and videos...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advertising; Alcohol Education; Alcoholic Beverages; College Students; Drinking; Focus Groups; Health Services; Higher Education; Marketing; Prevention; Program Evaluation; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED325720: Applied Academic Skills in Vocational and Nonvocational Classrooms: A Classroom Observation and Focus Group Study. - ERIC|
After 2 years of a 5-year pilot project to develop approaches to strengthen basic competencies of students enrolled in vocational programs in Oklahoma, two of the projects were reviewed. The study sought to: (1) document the incidence and level of basic skills instruction, along with the teaching methods and materials used, in the vocational and academic classrooms; and (2) assess the perceptions of vocational and nonvocational teachers of the two participating sites...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Education; Basic Skills; Classroom Observation Techniques; Focus Groups; Pilot Projects; Program Effectiveness; Program Implementation; Secondary Education; Skill Development; State Programs; Vocational Education
|ERIC ED379034: New Mexico State University at Grants College Assessment and Planning Process. - ERIC|
The College Assessment and Planning Process (CAPP) at New Mexico State University-Grants(NMSU-G) combines in a 2-year cycle the processes of assessment of student academic achievement, review of program effectiveness, strategic planning, and institutional development. Virtually all faculty and staff are involved in the process, which features individually designed assessment strategies, and program and institutional development throughout the 2-year cycle...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Outcomes Assessment; College Planning; Community Colleges; Educational Quality; Focus Groups; Institutional Evaluation; Self Evaluation (Groups); Strategic Planning; Two Year Colleges
|ERIC ED361858: Report on Focus Groups Conducted for the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Partnership for Kentucky School Reform. - ERIC|
Findings of a study that explored focus group participants' views on public schools and Kentucky's recent education reform efforts are presented in this document. In May 1992, 7 focus groups, with a total of 70 participants, were conducted at 6 locations throughout Kentucky. Three groups consisted of citizens who were not public school employees, two consisted of small-business owners and managers, and two included only teachers...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Change; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Majority Attitudes; Public Opinion; Public Policy; Public Support; School Restructuring; State Legislation
|ERIC ED374550: School Restructuring: Building Connections, Adjusting to New Roles and Spreading the Vision. - ERIC|
Focus groups are conducted each year to gather information to help Research for Better Schools (RBS) in its planning process. This document reports on the latest round of focus groups held in spring and fall 1992. Eight focus-group sessions composed of parents, teachers, and students were conducted at one elementary and one high school in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in their second year of restructuring...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Change; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Group Unity; Parent Attitudes; Resistance to Change; School Restructuring; Student Attitudes; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Role; Teacher Student Relationship
|ERIC ED374549: Partnerships as Mechanisms for Change: The Benefits of, and Barriers to, Collaboration. - ERIC|
Focus groups are conducted each year within the mid-Atlantic region of the United States to gather information on school restructuring to help Research for Better Schools (RBS) in its planning process. This document reports on the round of focus groups held in spring 1994 to determine the ways in which partnerships might further school restructuring efforts. Data were collected at six focus-group sessions, one held at each of the following locations: Baltimore, Maryland; Dover, Delaware; Lancast...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Change; Educational Cooperation; Educational Planning; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Partnerships in Education; Resistance to Change; School Restructuring
|ERIC ED382752: Ensuring Success--Identifying and Meeting AFDC Clients' Training Needs. - ERIC|
This study of Utah single welfare parents attempts to respond to several questions. What are the characteristics of this population, especially with respect to self-sufficiency? For instance, what percentage of the population requiring child care, has completed job training, etc.? What segments exist in the population? What are the clusters of self-sufficiency needs that exist for which programs may be designed? What programs and services are more critical? Focus groups with clients alone, case ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Focus Groups; Individual Differences; Job Training; Low Income Groups; Minority Groups; Needs Assessment; One Parent Family; Poverty; Surveys; Welfare Recipients; Welfare Services
|ERIC ED378563: Teacher Perceptions of Students' Motivation To Read. Reading Research Report No. 29. - ERIC|
An exploratory study examined teachers' perceptions of students' motivation to read and the relationship between those perceptions and students' reading achievement. Focus groups of third- and fifth-grade teachers were convened and given an initial questionnaire. A second questionnaire based on those findings was developed and field-tested with third- and fifth-grade teachers and students. Questionnaire items clustered conceptually into five categories: involvement, strategies in reading, social...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Achievement; Elementary Education; Focus Groups; Grade 3; Grade 5; Questionnaires; Reading Achievement; Reading Research; Sex Differences; Student Motivation; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Expectations of Students
|ERIC ED375439: Creating Message Strategies for an AIDS Campaign: A Survey of the Basis of Student Awareness. - ERIC|
A study assessed the general knowledge of AIDS and its prevention among college students, and determined the source of that knowledge. A class of 17 senior-level journalism students used a focus group approach to select the most useful questions about AIDS and its prevention. The survey was administered by telephone to a random sample of 372 University of Hawaii students. Results indicated that students tended not to talk among themselves or with family members about AIDS and its prevention or c...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Focus Groups; Health Education; Higher Education; Information Sources; Mass Media Role; Media Research; Student Attitudes; Student Surveys; Undergraduate Students
|ERIC ED385352: Parent Perspectives and Participation in Exemplary Kindergarten Practice. - ERIC|
This study examined the views of parents and educators from kindergarten programs in Canada on ideal kindergarten practice. Data sources included focus groups of parents and educators, surveys of educators in three Canadian provinces, surveys of teachers nominated as having exemplary programs, surveys of parents from these programs, and in-depth case studies of some of these exemplary programs and of other kindergarten classrooms...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Case Studies; Demonstration Programs; Educational Attitudes; Educational Quality; Focus Groups; Foreign Countries; Kindergarten; Parent Attitudes; Parent Teacher Cooperation; Preschool Teachers; Primary Education; Questionnaires; Teaching Methods
|ERIC ED385099: Family Involvement in Policy Making: A Final Report on the Families in Action Project. - ERIC|
This final report, in the form of an executive summary presents the findings of the Families in Action project, a 5-year effort to examine the experiences of parents and other members of families of children with emotional disorders as members of policy-related bodies. The project also addressed the development of strategies to enhance parent involvement in policy-making bodies. The project conducted a literature review, focus group discussions, and life history interviews...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Advisory Committees; Case Studies; Change Agents; Change Strategies; Children; Emotional Disturbances; Family Involvement; Focus Groups; Interviews; Organizational Development; Parent Participation; Participative Decision Making; Policy Formation
|ERIC ED238535: Focus Groups: A Needs Assessment Approach to Corporate Child Care Policy Planning. - ERIC|
The "focus group discussion," a qualitative technique often used in market research, has been a useful tool in corporate exploration of employee child care needs and preferences and has led to the development of management policy regarding child care. The child care focus group has helped the employer learn more about employees' child care concerns and the extent and urgency of these concerns. In addition, these groups have assisted management in addressing parents' needs...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Early Childhood Education; Employed Parents; Employee Attitudes; Employer Attitudes; Employer Supported Day Care; Focus Groups; Group Discussion; Needs Assessment
|MIT15.356S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
To prosper, firms must develop major product and service innovations. Often, though, they don't know how. Recent research into the innovation process has made it possible to develop "breakthroughs" systematically. 15.356 presents several practical concept development methods, such as the "Lead User Method," where manufacturers learn from innovative customers. Expert guest speakers present case studies that show the "art" required to implement a concept development method...
Keywords: lead user method; innovations; innovation process; idea generation; brainstorming; concept development methods; prototypes; solutions; problem solving; business breakthroughs; incremental improvements; market research; focus groups; MIT Media Lab; creativity; lead user method; innovations; innovation process; idea generation; brainstorming; concept development methods; prototypes; solutions; problem solving; business breakthroughs; incremental improvements; market research; focus groups; MIT Media Lab; creativity
|ERIC ED366826: Making Connections: Ideas for Curriculum Development in the Tertiary Education of Health Care Workers Involved in Caring for People Living with HIV/AIDS. - ERIC|
This report synthesizes the findings of a week of focused group discussions during which Australian health care workers currently caring for people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tertiary educators involved in designing/delivering curricula in various health and social disciplines shared their views on developing an integrated curriculum to train health care workers in caring for HIV/AIDS patients...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Administrator Attitudes; Allied Health Occupations Education; Curriculum Development; Discussion Groups; Educational Needs; Focus Groups; Foreign Countries; Health Occupations; Integrated Curriculum; Postsecondary Education; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED388200: Using Focus Groups To Explore Student Opinion. - ERIC|
This paper discusses the use of focus groups to investigate criteria used by college students to determine their satisfaction with higher education, and presents the results of a pilot study. It reviews research on the use of focus groups, discusses the development of a focus group guide for the current study, and examines problems associated with recruiting students to participate in focus groups, such as incentives for volunteers and no-shows at group sessions...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Students; Educational Attitudes; Educational Experience; Evaluation Criteria; Evaluation Methods; Evaluation Research; Focus Groups; Group Discussion; Group Dynamics; Higher Education; Program Evaluation; Research Methodology; Research Problems; Satisfaction; Student Attitudes; Universities
|ERIC ED378484: Integrating Focus Group Research and Group Counseling. - ERIC|
One of the continuing problems and criticisms of human service disciplines is that they often separate research from clinical practice, as if the two had no connection or commonality. This article describes one way in which the two can be brought together for the benefit and empowerment of clients. Specifically, the article presents a model for using focus group research directly and immediately in subsequent group counseling, a model reminiscent of the ideal that the counselor has an ethical re...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Client Characteristics (Human Services); Context Effect; Counseling Techniques; Counselor Characteristics; Counselor Client Relationship; Counselor Role; Focus Groups; Group Counseling; Group Dynamics; Group Unity; Helping Relationship; Participant Characteristics; Perspective Taking; Theory Practice Relationship; Therapeutic Environment
|ERIC ED377276: A Two-Year Evaluation of the Change Your Future Program at the Toronto Board of Education. 1991-1993. No. 208. - ERIC|
The Toronto Board of Education's "Change Your Future" program started in spring 1991, targeting at-risk students belonging to racial minorities. The interventions took the form of group meetings and individual counseling by the "Change Your Future" counselor. The program took place in the Toronto Board over 2 school years (1991-1993) but because in each year the program took place in different schools with different students, it was essentially two separate 1-year intervention programs...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Administrators; Black Students; Counseling; Dropout Rate; Focus Groups; Foreign Countries; Group Membership; High Risk Students; High School Students; High Schools; Intervention; Minority Groups; Outcomes of Education; Pilot Projects; Program Evaluation; Racial Differences; Student Attitudes
|ERIC ED369706: Perspectives on Interdisciplinary Education. A Focus Group Study Conducted at the Minnesota Center for Arts Education. - ERIC|
Four student and two faculty focus groups met to discuss interdisciplinary education at the Minnesota Center for Arts Education. The focus groups perceptions about interdisciplinary education resulted in several primary conclusions: (1) interdisciplinary education is not extensive in public education systems; (2) most students feel a primary attraction to the Arts High School because of the arts emphasis but feel interdisciplinary study is essential; (3) most students like the delivery of interd...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Art Education; Arts Centers; Curriculum Design; Curriculum Development; Curriculum Evaluation; Educational Environment; Evaluation; Fine Arts; Focus Groups; Group Discussion; Interdisciplinary Approach; Secondary Education; Secondary School Curriculum; Student Attitudes; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED284750: Engineering and Technology: The Public's Perspective--Part 2: A Qualitative Analysis for the National Academy of Engineering. - ERIC|
This report for the National Academy of Engineering's Office of Public Awareness represents the second phase of an examination of public opinion about engineering and technology. This document presents an analysis of six qualitative, focused group discussions or focus groups. Five of these groups were college educated Americans and one was comprised of selected legislative assistants and committee staff from both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Graduates; Decision Making; Engineering; Focus Groups; Job Layoff; Legislators; Professional Autonomy; Professional Occupations; Public Officials; Public Opinion; Science and Society; Scientists; Social Attitudes; Technological Advancement; Technology
|ERIC ED360000: Institutional Assessment, Planning, and Institutional Change: An Integrated Institutional Assessment and Strategic Planning Process for Community Colleges. - ERIC|
In 1992, Alamogordo Branch Community College (ABCC), a branch campus of New Mexico State University, developed and implemented the Institutional Assessment and Strategic Planning (IASP) process, an integrated process designed to assess both student academic achievement and institutional effectiveness. Each year, the IASP process begins when individual faculty members evaluate their assessment activities for all courses and complete reports about their assessment efforts...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Achievement; College Faculty; College Outcomes Assessment; College Planning; Community Colleges; Focus Groups; Institutional Evaluation; Models; Participative Decision Making; Program Descriptions; Program Design; Program Development; School Effectiveness; Self Evaluation (Groups); Strategic Planning; Two Year Colleges
|ERIC ED337210: College Renewal through the Self-Study Process. - ERIC|
In May 1989, as part of a college renewal and self-study process, Hazard Community College conducted a 2-day retreat involving all segments of the college community. Focus groups were established to examine and define the values that best represented the institution. At the end of the second day, each of the 11 focus groups presented a consensus of its views to the entire college community. The lists of values generated by the groups, focussing on topics such as programs, finance, and interperso...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Accreditation (Institutions); Accrediting Agencies; College Planning; Community Colleges; Focus Groups; Institutional Evaluation; Institutional Mission; Mission Statements; Participative Decision Making; School Personnel; Self Evaluation (Groups); Two Year Colleges
|ERIC ED357257: Wisconsin Focuses on Career Guidance. Parents, Students, Guidance Counselors and School Administrators Talk about Career Counseling and the School-to-Work Transition Initiative. - ERIC|
A study recruited students, parents, guidance counselors, and school administrators to participate in eight focus group discussions regarding implementation of new approaches to career guidance and counseling designed to support Wisconsin's School-to-Work Transition Initiative. Participants voiced strong support for fundamentally changing the school system. They expressed strong support for the function of student guidance and counseling but were concerned that an insufficient number of counselo...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Administrator Attitudes; Career Awareness; Career Counseling; Career Education; Career Guidance; Career Planning; Counseling Services; Education Work Relationship; Focus Groups; Guidance Programs; High Schools; Models; Parent Attitudes; School Business Relationship; Student Attitudes; Teacher Attitudes
|ERIC ED382755: Caring Is Not Enough: Assessing Community in High Schools. - ERIC|
This paper described the preliminary results from the first phase of an exploratory study that seeks to define and understand sense of community on high school campuses. Three teacher focus groups, one administrator focus group, and one student focus group were held, ranging in size from five to nine participants. Participants were diverse in ethnicity and social class, representing a total of 17 public and private high schools...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Administrators; Community Psychology; Community Relations; Educational Environment; Ethnic Groups; Focus Groups; High School Students; High Schools; Institutional Characteristics; Interpersonal Relationship; Private Schools; Public Schools; School Personnel; Secondary School Teachers; Urban Schools
|ERIC ED379369: The Broken Contract. Connecticut Citizens Look at Public Education. - ERIC|
A state-wide survey of public attitudes about education in Connecticut conducted by Public Agenda, supplemented by focus groups and a survey of educators and community leaders, suggests that the Connecticut public is ambivalent about support for education and for proposals to integrate the schools. Resistance seems to stem from the public perception that educators and parents themselves have broken the contract with the public...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Basic Skills; Blacks; Discipline; Educational Change; Educational Improvement; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Minority Groups; Parent Participation; Public Opinion; Public Schools; School Desegregation; School Safety; Surveys; Whites
|ERIC ED380179: First-Year Student Experiences in Community College: Making Transitions, Forming Connections, and Developing Perceptions of Student Learning. Draft. - ERIC|
This paper provides theoretical background and methodology for a focus group study of influences on first-time Latino community college students. The first chapter identifies the need for research on Latino students, citing high attrition rates and focusing on three critical dynamics: making the transition to college, making connections on campus through student involvement, and influences on students' perceptions of their learning ability...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Persistence; Biculturalism; College Freshmen; Community Colleges; Cultural Influences; Family Influence; Focus Groups; Hispanic American Students; Hispanic Americans; Literature Reviews; Minority Group Influences; Qualitative Research; Socialization; Socioeconomic Influences; Teacher Influence; Teaching Models; Two Year Colleges
|ERIC ED374728: Beyond Involvement: Creating Validating Academic and Social Communities in the Community College. - ERIC|
A study of nearly 100 freshman community college students' perceptions of their educational experiences and motivations through focus group interviews found that, despite high dropout rates, community college students can become successful students. The study concluded that students will be more likely to persist if institutions help them to be successful at negotiating the transition to college, becoming involved in campus academic and social life, and developing positive attitudes about their ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Academic Achievement; Academic Persistence; College Freshmen; Community Colleges; Educational Environment; Focus Groups; Interpersonal Relationship; Nontraditional Students; School Holding Power; Social Environment; Student Attitudes; Student College Relationship; Student Development; Student Participation; Success; Two Year College Students; Two Year Colleges
|ERIC ED387224: HIV/AIDS in Early Childhood Day-Care Settings. Final Report. Phase I. - ERIC|
A feasibility study regarding the training and information needs of preschool and day care administrators, staff, and teachers regarding HIV/AIDS was conducted. This study also examined the issues associated with the presence of HIV-positive children in preschool and day care settings and the need for designing a program to help preschools and day care centers to develop a comprehensive and proactive policy...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Caregiver Training; Child Caregivers; Child Health; Child Rearing; Day Care; Early Childhood Education; Family Involvement; Feasibility Studies; Focus Groups; Information Needs; Parent Education; Parents; Psychological Needs; Special Health Problems; Teacher Role
|ERIC ED379391: Invisible Walls: A Study of Racial Division and the Challenge of Building Bridges of Understanding in the St. Paul, MN Area Schools. - ERIC|
This is a report of a 6-month study of race relations in three public schools in the Saint Paul (Minnesota) metropolitan area. The study is intended to be the first phase of an attempt to improve intergroup relations and the social climate in Saint Paul, Roseville, and South St. Paul schools. Based on 154 interviews, 10 focus groups, and a written questionnaire completed by 1,576 students and 591 teachers, the study provides a composite portrait of intergroup relations and related issues in the ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Educational Environment; Elementary Secondary Education; Focus Groups; Intergroup Relations; Interviews; Program Development; Public Schools; Questionnaires; Racial Bias; Racial Relations; Secondary School Students; Social Class; Teachers; Urban Schools
|ERIC ED378261: The American Teacher, 1994. Violence in America's Public Schools: The Family Perspective. The Metropolitan Life Survey. - ERIC|
This report examines the contrasting views of parents and students about what goes on in and around the school building. Two focus groups and eight in-depth interviews were conducted with children in the New York City area in addition to interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 parents of children in public schools and classroom interviews with children in grades 3 through 12. Parents and students are generally satisfied with their schools, and most believe that the school pro...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Community Responsibility; Educational Environment; Elementary Secondary Education; Family Characteristics; Focus Groups; Interpersonal Relationship; Interviews; Parent Attitudes; Parent Participation; Parents; Public Schools; Satisfaction; School Responsibility; School Safety; Student Attitudes; Surveys; Tables (Data); Teacher Student Relationship; Victimization; Violence
|ERIC ED380105: Science Library User Survey Report, University of California, Santa Cruz. - ERIC|
A survey of 136 science faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, and focus group interviews, provided perceptions and input to be used to rethink the science library's organizational structure and services. Users felt the following to be important library services: consulting the Melvyl databases; borrowing books; interlibrary loan services; using photocopy machines; consulting library materials; receiving help at the Reference Desk, especially in the evenings and on weekends; checking out...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Access to Information; College Faculty; Focus Groups; Futures (of Society); Graduate Students; Higher Education; Library Planning; Library Services; Science Libraries; Surveys; Undergraduate Students; Use Studies; User Needs (Information); User Satisfaction (Information); Users (Information)
|Shiny Happy Users - Eric Drewski, Kevin Godby, Trent Grover, Elena Maximova, Michael Oren, Derrick Parkhurst, Janea Triplett, and Valerie Williams|
Shiny Happy Users is a series of essays and audio-video podcasts focused on website design, implementation and user research. Topics include user experience, usability testing, iterative development, website design, interface prototyping, user interviews, user profiles, personas, contextual inquiry, card sorting, focus groups, surveys, and diary studies.
Keywords: human-computer interaction; hci; user research; user experience; iterative development; website design; web design; interface prototyping; user interviews; user profiles; personas; contextual inquiry. card sorting; focus groups; surveys; diary studies; user interface; user interface design; UI; UX
|Promoting Healthy Diets and Active Lifestyles to Lower-SES Adults: Market Research for Public Education|
Keywords: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT; COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES; EXERCISE; WOMEN; HEALTH EDUCATION; HEALTH BEHAVIORS; HEALTH STATISTICS; FOCUS GROUPS; DIET; NUTRITION; HEALTH PROMOTION; LOW INCOME; AFRICAN AMERICANS; HISPANICS; URBAN; COMMUNITY PROGRAMS; STATE PROGRAMS; MINORITY GROUPS; MINORITY HEALTH; NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
|Preparing for our ageing society: summary of responses - Department for Work and Pensions|
Keywords: older; people; participants; discussion; access; ageing; support; events; stakeholders; housing; discussion event; service providers; older people; focus groups; discussion events; discussion paper; better access; help people; written responses; people wanted
|ERIC ED361552: Voices from School and Home: Arkansas Parents and Students Talk about Preparing for the World of Work and the Potential for Youth Apprenticeship. A Report on Focus Group Discussions. - ERIC|
This report summarizes several group discussions with parents of high school students, high school students, and nursing students regarding the world of work and the advantages and disadvantages of a youth apprenticeship program. Section I is an executive summary that describes the methodology, summarizes key attitudes toward youth apprenticeships based on eight focus groups with parents and students, and lists recommendations suggested by focus group findings...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Allied Health Occupations Education; Apprenticeships; Career Education; Education Work Relationship; Educational Benefits; Experiential Learning; Focus Groups; Group Discussion; High School Students; High Schools; Higher Education; Nursing Education; Parent Attitudes; Skilled Occupations; Student Attitudes; Vocational Education; Work Experience Programs; Youth Programs